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Doctor insights on: Will Gatorade Dehydrate You

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Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

Yes & no: The gatoraid by itself is not designed for babies & is generally too sugary & concentrated for them. I sometimes recommend its use in kids over 6m mixed half & half with water until parents can get another product. Products like pedialyte are lytren are more suited for infants. ...Read more

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Drinks like gatorade/powerade replenish you and quench your thirst. But how is this possible when they have sodium (salt)? Doesn't salt dehydrate you?

Drinks like gatorade/powerade replenish you and quench your thirst. But how is this possible when they have sodium (salt)? Doesn't salt dehydrate you?

Replaces salt losses: During exercise and sweating, we lose variable to large amounts of salt/sodium and other electrolytes, especially if a heavy and salty sweater and/or exercising for over one hour. Beverages like gatorade and powerade replenish those salt losses while also providing water for hydration and some carbohydrates for energy replacement as well. We don't endorse talking salt alone without the hydration. ...Read more

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I will be cycling a 62 miles event tomorrow. Is it safe to use salt tablets to prevent dehydratation and how much? I will have gatorade and pedialyte

I will be cycling a 62 miles event tomorrow. Is it safe to use salt tablets to prevent dehydratation and how much? I will have gatorade and pedialyte

Dehydration: If you use gatorade and plenty of water, I would not advise using salt tablets. It can increase the sodium levels in your body especially when your body water content is low due to dehydration. ...Read more

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Does Gatorade help avoid dehydration? I have mild kidney failure and drink spring water too!

Does Gatorade help avoid dehydration? I have mild kidney failure and drink spring water too!

Probably not: Gatorade is an electrolyte solution that is heavy on salt
Plain water is the best hydration liquid
Gatorade was developed for heavily sweating athletes to replenish their salt stores and re-hydrate them
With your mild kidney failure you should be concerned about too much salt intake which can lead to high blood pressure Consult with your doctor if you have further questions ...Read more

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My dr told me im dehydrated and need gatorade vs water. I already drink lots of water. I don't like all the sugar. How do I rehydrate without the sugar?

My dr told me im dehydrated and need gatorade vs water. I already drink lots of water. I don't like all the sugar. How do I rehydrate without the sugar?

Need more info: Everything depends on what you mean by "lots of water". Did the doctor do nay blood tests? Normal water intake daily should be about 70 ounces of water daily unless you like in a very warm climate where you may need more water intake. If your water intake meets those requirements then please consult with a nephrologist, a doctor who deals with the chemistry of the kidney. ...Read more

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Got a bad sunburn yesterday and since I've had a horrible headache on and off and been tired. Dehydrated maybe? Will smart water and gatorade work?

Got a bad sunburn yesterday and since I've had a horrible headache on and off and been tired. Dehydrated maybe? Will smart water and gatorade work?

Dehydration: You are dehydrated, and you might be having the beginning of the heat stroke. You need garerade and salt water and a lot of smart water. Try when you are outdoor to avoid all alcoholic drink and minimize sodas it will increase the chance of dehydration and the chance of heat stroke ...Read more

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Okay I donate plasma at the plasma center they say my veins are really small so I have to drink a lot of water and I am not a water fan and can't drink a lot of water im always dehydrated what else could it mean? But I drink gatorade

Okay I donate plasma at the plasma center they say my veins are really small so I have to drink a lot of water and I am not a water fan and can't drink a lot of water im always dehydrated what else could it mean? But I drink gatorade

Hydration, heat: Proper hydration gives you the best chance to have your veins full, ready for venipuncture. Drinking fluids which do not have caffeine helps, and applying heat to your arms for several minutes may help to dilate the veins. A bean bag placed in the microwave for several minutes will be warm enough for this. ...Read more

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I have c diff for 11 days. On metronidazole for 8. Have only drank Gatorade. Dehydration. Can I drink water instead of IV?

I have c diff for 11 days. On metronidazole for 8. Have only drank Gatorade. Dehydration. Can I drink water instead of IV?

Of course: You should drink water as needed. Are you still having diarrhea? If so, it is time to consult your doctor again. ...Read more

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Headache and dizziness - been drinking Gatorade if it's dehydration - no luck. Advil (ibuprofen) and DayQuil aren't helping. Thoughts?

Headache and dizziness - been drinking Gatorade if it's dehydration - no luck. Advil (ibuprofen) and DayQuil aren't helping. Thoughts?

See your doctor.: This could just be a viral illness, in which case what you are doing may be all there will be to do, but I would recommend you see your doctor to make sure there isn't anything else either more serious or something that would need a specific treatment (ear infection, sinus infection....). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration? I realized today I've barely had any water or liquids over the last few days and am experiencing heart palps, s& fatigue. Should I get gatorade?

What are symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration? I realized today I've barely had any water or liquids over the last few days and am experiencing heart palps, s& fatigue. Should I get gatorade?

Could be dehydration: Dehydration - dry mouth, eyes, skin gets dry and when you squeeze the skin on the back of your hand it may stay tented up when you let go. It can cause rapid heartbeats, dizziness and feeling faint. Normally I would say drink 1-2 bottles of gatorade or similar and see if this helps - you should check your temperature and see if you have other symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been dehydrated, increased urination, and feel way too hot since starting beta blockers. Can't retain any fluids, and will get faint if not guzzling water/Gatorade. What does this sound like?

I've been dehydrated, increased urination, and feel way too hot since starting beta blockers. Can't retain any fluids, and will get faint if not guzzling water/Gatorade. What does this sound like?

Talk to your doctor: Theoretically speaking, beta blockers, by inhibiting sympathetic functions, could cause unopposed parasympathetic functions. Talk to your doctor about a trial of stopping it a few days to see if symptoms resolve. However, maybe you have another problem unrelated to beta blocker. Have you been checked for diabetes? ...Read more

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I drink water and gatorade all day so why would my calves be cramping as if dehydrated? Blood sugar have anything to do with it? Electrolytes normal

I drink water and gatorade all day so why would my calves be cramping as if dehydrated? Blood sugar have anything to do with it? Electrolytes normal

Restless legs: You may have restless, egs syndrome, the cause of which is unknown. Check with your doctor and have him check your blood ferritin level there is a relationship between RLS and ferritin levels. ...Read more

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My pap came back unormal I went back to the dr cause I fell sick light headed felling like I can pass out the dr said im dehydrated since then I been drink water and gatorade and no change the same im still dehydrated my body just not accepting the flu

My pap came back unormal I went back to the dr cause I fell sick light headed felling like I can pass out the dr said im dehydrated since then I been drink water and gatorade and no change the same im still dehydrated my body just not accepting the flu

First,: First, your abnormal pap smear wouldn't have anything to do with your dizziness. Your doctor should talk with you about what comes next to deal with this issue.
Now, your dizziness could be caused by any number of problems. One way to tell if you're really dehydrated is to check the color of your urine. If you're emptying your bladder several times a day and your urine is pale yellow in color (not dark), you're not dehydrated, and some other explanation for your dizziness must be sought.
Anxiety, viral illnesses, anemia, medications or recreational drugs, heart problems, metabolic disorders, and an array of other conditions can cause faintness. If your symptoms don't resolve soon, return to your doctor for reevaluation.
Good luck! ...Read more

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I am constantly dehydrated. Gatoraid doesn't help. My sugar is high, my dr refered me to a diabetes dr, but I don't see them till feb.?

I am constantly dehydrated. Gatoraid doesn't help. My sugar is high, my dr refered me to a diabetes dr, but I don't see them till feb.?

Water is best: Diabetes can cause dry mouth, especially when the sugar is high. Gatorade has sugar in it, so it is not a good choice for you. In fact, it is probably pushing your sugar higher, which, as I said, makes for a drier mouth. Rehydrate with water, avoid concentrated sugars of all types. Remember, there is a lot of sugar in fruit juice and soda, too. ...Read more

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Does soda dehydrate you?

Does soda dehydrate you?

No: Studies have finally been done for we who drink lots of soda, and if you drink and maintain good hydration, then no. The caffeine in some can theoretically increase urination, but not practically seen. Bigger issue is the empty calories if you drink sweetened soda (=don't). The sugar load can cause hydration issues...And diabetes...And obesity! ...Read more

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What can cause dehydration?

Two main issues: Hydration is your state of water balance. The human body is made up of so many fluid/water based systems that poor hydration can cause the system to fail.Dehydration is caused by 2 main issues:doesn't come in or goes out too fast. If you have no fluid intake, over time your body pees, perspires or breathes off fluid. If you vomit, pee or poo away your fluids you get dry. Either produces dehydration. ...Read more

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How can I avoid dehydration?

How can I avoid dehydration?

Lots of Fluids: Drink lots of fluids especially clear liquids in small amounts frequently. Most doctors recommend 8-12 glasses (each glass is of about 8 ounces or 250 ml) per day. U may need more if u r very active with lots of exercise or running. Also if outside temperature is over 100F fluid requirement increases because of insensible losses. Water is the best fitness drink but you have so many choices. ...Read more

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What is Dehydration a risk factor for?

What is Dehydration a risk factor for?

Dehydration is a risk factor for:: Amphetamine overdose, Cavernous sinus thrombosis, Familial Mediterranean fever, Frostbite, Hepatic encephalopathy, Low blood pressure on standing, Migraine in children, Tumor lysis syndrome, Hypernatremia, Migraine, Electrolyte disorders, Kidney failure, Acute kidney failure, Prostatitis, Kidney Stones, Headaches & Migraine, Chapped lips, Metabolic acidosis. ...Read more

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Can dehydration be measured or quantified?

Can dehydration be measured or quantified?

Not easily: Hydration status is a clinical assessment based on appearance, skin turgor, blood pressure and urine output. Lab tests are confirmatory including urine specific gravity, sodium and creatinine along with blood electrolytes, urea nitrogen and creatinine. Electrical bioimpedance can show tissue fluid and central heart catheters can confirm low (dehyration) or high (over-hydration) pressures ih hosp. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce dehydration?

What is the best way to reduce dehydration?

Adequate fluids: But, need to understand the common reason for dehydration is not lack of fluid intake. Long gone are the days when people are lost in the desert. In the era of the big gulp and a/c, water pills are the common cause when associated with vomiting or diarrhea. Hold water pills if have fluid loss or lost a/c in summer. Fluid overload is much more than dehydration. Don't overdrink if kidney diseaseor chf. ...Read more

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What do you do for dehydration in an elder?

What do you do for dehydration in an elder?

Replenish fluids: The fluids should be given orally if possible and should include electrolytes. Something like gatorade would be reasonable or pedialyte. However, if the condition is serious and patients can not take oral fluid, it will have to be given iv. Also severe electrolyte abnormalities can be present in the elderly so blood chemistry may need to checked. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Dehydration?

The tests for Dehydration include:: CT of abdomen, Basic metabolic panel, Blood culture, Blood Urea Nitrogen, Complete blood count, Colonoscopy, Fractional excretion of sodium, CT of head, Kidney function tests, Urine chloride, Urine creatinine, Urine sodium with creatinine, Stool culture, Upper endoscopy, Urinalysis, Ultrasound of abdomen, Arterial blood gas, Blood sugar, Urine osmolality, Creatinine. ...Read more

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What happens to the body during dehydration?

Volume depletion: Heart rate increases, blood pressure falls, urine output falls, aldosterone increases, renin increases, Na retention by the kidneys goes up. (FeNa falls)

Bicarbonate is increased, K falls, Hct increases ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of dehydration?

What are some of the symptoms of dehydration?

See below: Depending on the severity, you may see decreased urine output, dryness of your mouth, cool hands and feet, and you may feel lightheaded with standing or sitting. Your heart rate may also increase. ...Read more

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Help please! Could dehydration cause dizzyness?

Yes: Very known. As severe dehydration can cause low BP as well as several electrolyte disturbances like increase sodium. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dehydration in summer?

What are the symptoms of dehydration in summer?

DEHYDRATION: Sx of dehydration are: thirst, dry mouth, faintness, fatigue, weight loss, weakness, vertigo, blurring of vision and passing out or unconsciousness. ...Read more